To: Santa, Love: The Marrieds

Single people say that married people who were once single and then become engaged and then married and are thus considered married people drop off of the face of the planet once this event occurs.

However, I can assure you, they don't.

I started this blog, hmm, well probably last week sometime. I am currently sitting in an airplane, somewhere over Iowa, halfway between Utah and New Jersey.

Halfway between two lives that I now live. Two lives that will slowly form themselves into one, and it will be called, "The Sikahema Family." I have two homes now. Two sets of parents. I have a total of 10 siblings. And I have a small, new family with the love of my life. It's just us, but we're a family.

Last week, I legally changed my name. Social security, and Driver's license. 
Last week, LJ and I celebrated our 1 month anniversary. 
This week, we celebrated our first Christmas together.

Life is completely different, now.

It's amazing how fast and how drastically your life can change when something as little as a tiny "r" enters your preferred title. They print out the license, you say your "I Dos" at your preferred place of marriage, and suddenly your life changes forever. Suddenly your best friend is at your side 24/7, and you talk about things like joint-checking accounts, bills that stack up because you are poor college students, and the toaster you have yet to buy for your tiny apartment. 

It's wonderful. 

Life, life always changes. It is a perpetual cycle of change. 

Today, I smile at change.

For time is fickle, but change is constant.

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity."  ~Henry Van Dyke


JulSH said...

Ah, you ARE alive!

Welcome back to blog world! I'm glad life is good for you, Mrs. Kaylie H. Sikahema!

Angie said...

I love the way you write. You describe everything so perfectly. Marriage is wonderful. And if you "drop off the face of the earth", it's only because you're busy spending time with your favorite person in the whole world. What's wrong with that?!

Julie said...


brooke said...

I once had a journal with that quote on it.
I am happy that you are still living.

Lyndsi Shae* said...

This is beautiful; thanks for writing.